A Fine Taste Advent: Day 18

December 18, 2009

Get this – instead of an “Advent” calendar, the BBC has posted an “Adventure” Calendar for all Dr. Who fans in the universe.  Amazing.  And such a great use of your time.

-The Taste Testers

PS – Everyone convince Willa that she should totally go as Rose Tyler to a new year’s eve costume party in England where the theme is important people from the 00’s.  She can be Rose and her date for the night can be the Doctor – it’s perfect!

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A Fine Taste Advent: Day 17

December 17, 2009

A good friend of the blog sent an email that said “If I had any money at all, you would be getting these for Christmas”  She followed this with another email saying “Also, I just realized how sexual some of these could look if inappropriately placed…”.  That made us like them all the more when I clicked on the link.  As we all know, we like gingerbread (and Lebkuchen ).  We like yoga.  And we love naughty things.  So these cookies would be very much appreciated if you’re going to perhaps leave a little something under the tree for your favorite bloggers.

– The Taste Testers


A Fine Taste Advent: Day 16

December 16, 2009

Gingerbread is tasty.  Gingerbread houses are fun.  Architecture is awesome.  Architects tend to be pretty cool.  Which means that these gingerbread houses made by Chicago-based architects are fun, cool, awesome, and tasty!

– The Taste Testers


Fine Taste Advent Day 14 (yeah, yeah, we skipped the weekend)

December 14, 2009

I love penguins on parade – have ever since I saw the penguins go marching around the Edinburgh Zoo when I was 4 years old.  But what makes penguins on parade even better?  That’s right, penguins dressed up as Father Christmas and marched around daily until Christmas Day.  Amazing, Japan, amazing.  I really like that the outfits were made by staff – adds a bit more charm to the whole thing.

– The Taste Testers


A Fine Taste Advent

December 10, 2009

Like all Christmas-loving children, I spent much of my childhood wishing I could go to the North Pole. Well, it turns out, with some technological advances, now you can! My personal favorite is dancing with Santa. Who knew the guy had such moves?!

(Be sure to check out his different dances and music. The dancing trees make it.)

I know where I’ll be getting my holiday cheer…


Stiff Upper Lip

December 9, 2009

After spending an inordinate amount of time lately with people who care deeply about this sort of thing, I’m slowly coming to understand the culture surrounding British Premier League Football (soccer!), if not appreciate it. But this came as quite a shock to me. I had no idea that Premier League Christmas parties had such a long, colorful, and controversial history. So much for the stiff upper lip.


A Fine Taste Advent: Day 8

December 8, 2009

Is it blowing our load too early to put this gem up now?

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